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blueBlack Dam Trail

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1.9 mile 3.1 kilometer loop
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 119' 36 m
Descent: -124' -38 m
High: 525' 160 m
Low: 450' 137 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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A scenic trail with overlooks of Mud Creek.

Josh Moore

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This is a "new" official trail in the park. It has been around for a while and has been used by hikers and bikers alike, but was just added to the new maps Tannehill is posting this year.

A scenic hike with soaring overlooks of Mud Creek, this trail is at times very narrow and not well-defined. You'll make your through pine trees only shoulder width apart at times, and have a few short but steep descents or ascents. Rain can make some the steeper sections quite slippery and even with good shoes it is advisable to grip the close-by trees for extra stability.

The sound of running water from Mud Creek adds a cathartic element to this hike, and you'll find yourself at a picturesque little waterfall near the trail's midpoint.

Flora & Fauna

Pine, oak, elm, shrubbery, deer, squirrels, chipmunks, birds.

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